Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows 4 to 6 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous flowers
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Grows 4 to 6 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Inconspicuous flowers
  • Care
    Care Information
    Tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, neutral to alkaline, well-drained loamy soil. Best with some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Avoid dry, exposed, windy sites. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Gold Drop Arborvitae is a dwarf form of Thuja occidentalis, commonly known as American arborvitae, Eastern arborvitae, Eastern white cedar or Northern white cedar. The species Thuja occidentalis is a dense, conical to narrow-pyramidal (sometimes maturing to broad-pyramidal), often single-trunked, evergreen tree that is native to eastern and central Canada south to northern Illinois, Ohio and New York with scattered populations further south in the Appalachians to North Carolina.